Patent Number: 6,310,632

Title: System and method for a graphical user interface including buddy dialogs

Abstract: A graphical user interface includes a buddy dialog which dynamically becomes part of a current dialog upon selection of a selectable object on a property page. A unique buddy dialog format is provided for each of a plurality of data formats for selectable options, or objects, displayed on the property page. The user may see the values for each of several associated options by clicking (or otherwise selecting) on each option successively. Each time an option is selected, its data values appear in its corresponding buddy dialog without popping up another dialog.

Inventors: Monroe; Tod A. (Endicott, NY), Weinmann; Eric A. (Owego, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018